As you know, Quilt-Fest 2010 officially started at Maison Pyjamas last Sunday. The idea was to get heaps of sewing done and knock off some of the WIP's that were weighing heavily on my conscience. Honestly though , the week was less a festival of quilting and more of a dream-a-thon of future projects and bellybutton gazing. I swear I have the attention span of a goldfish.
One of my goals for the week was to finish all the snowball blocks for the Snowball Quiltalong and to trim up anything that didn't look square. Which turned out to be every single block I made. I accepted my unsquare lot in life and did some canoodling with Mr. Rotary Cutter. By the end of the week I had a box of blocks. One goal achieved. But one seems to be missing and I need it. If you have a 5 inch square of hushabye lurking round could you please send it to me or my quilt will have to be 12 x 13 squares instead of 12 x 14 squares which is probably bad luck or something.
I made a fabric choice for my Christmas coin quilt. As much as I love the ho ho ho fabric , (mainly because it sounds a little like a swear word every time I say it) I decided this quilt really deserves red to make the other colours sparkle. At Spotlight, Polka Dots screamed "Take Me Home". So I did. I never ignore fabric when it speaks to me.
I'm 5 String blocks closer to finishing Indy and Lola's quilt.
I got sidetracked by the thought of Christmas and started some ornaments this week . Yep that was as far as I got. There's plenty of time until the Large Red Dude arrives.
And I made 3 sets of pot holders, inspired by P over at The Way I Sew It. Finishing those potholders was my major achievement for the week. These were made with the flip and turn method because binding is not really my buddy. I had visions of opening a pot holder shop and becoming internationally famous while I sewed these.
So while I didn't set the world on fire this week, I did manage to get enough done that I didn't feel like my WIP's are taking over my life.
P.S. I taught myself this week how to make a blog button. It took hours. I didn't use one swear word. I wasn't driven to drink during the process, although I did eat some BBQ chips. I did most of it on my own (with finishing touches from Elizabeth because I failed html at school -Thanks E! ) and I feel so techno-geeky! Check it out in my sidebar. Steal it if you want. It's not really stealing because I said you could....